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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 07:43 PM

What types of guns are turned in at San Francisco buybacks?

As San Francisco prepares for its fifth gun buyback this Saturday, organizers released statistics that give a window into what type of firearms have been taken out of circulation in the past.

The stats appear to suggest that though these arenít necessarily street guns on the brink of being used in crimes, they often werenít being stored securely in homes, and their disposal made people feel safer.

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The surveys found cash wasnít the primary reason people handed over firearms ó just 16 percent said money was the main driver. Safety was the bigger motivation, with many saying they were given the gun but didnít want it, or that they had changed their mind after buying one. A few said they found an unwanted gun in their house or yard.

The guns were typically older models, not of the type usually used for crime, and those who turn in weapons are sometimes older and not in more crime-prone age groups. The San Francisco surveys found that nearly two-thirds of sellers were over 50, with just 4 percent coming from people 18 to 29.

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http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/10/29/what-types-of-guns-are-turned-in-at-san-francisco-buybacks/

No major surprises, but a fairly comprehensive set of data. Supports (IMO) the conclusion that 'buy-backs' aren't likely to have much crime impact, but do have the benefit of improving household safety on an individual basis...

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 07:54 PM

1. would be nice to know the types of guns turned in

 

scary black rifles
rifles
bolt action rifles
revolvers
semi-auto handguns

any high value collectables, are others like M1's, M14s'

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:14 PM

3. my favorite was a picture of a rocket launcher turned in

 

They said the buyback was a great sucess and showed a pic of several guns and a rocket launcher.

The only problem was the rocket launcher was a demilled tube that was legal to own and useless unless you wantdd to hit somebody over the head with it.

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:08 PM

2. Ive been at a gun buyback

 

I had a rusted out 22 that probably didnt work for 10 years. I got 150 for it since it was a handgun.

I used the money towards a remington 870 later that week.

We could use another gun buyback around here. I have some other guns I have been given. If gun buybacks didnt exist I would have taken a welding torch to them and thrown them away, but if somebody is willing to buy them for several times what they are worth, I would be a fool not to.

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:54 PM

4. Kinda wish someone would hold another in Austin...

 

Have a defective target pistol, and could use the extra groceries!

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 05:58 AM

5. But they make us feel better....society wins when we feel good.

All those deathsticks handed in by precriminals it has to make us feel better about America.


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Response to petronius (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:27 AM

6. Glad that the buy back got that flintlock muzzle loader off the streets!

 

The two guns in the picture at the link are both muzzle loading rifles, if that's what is being turned in, whoever came up with the money for the buy backs is getting ripped off.

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Response to petronius (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:21 AM

7. wouldn't it be smarter to buy the ammo instead?

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